Under One Sun Findings
From 2004 until 2010, I had a wonderful little fair trade jewelry findings manufacturing company, based out of Mysore India. Findings are parts such as clasps, connectors, earring tops, chains, etc. used by jewelers and beaders. My son, Kaleo, and I traveled back and forth between the USA and India, spending 6-8 weeks at a time in our little house/workshop in India, building silver and gold findings inventory with an incredibly talented group of jewelers there. Then we'd return home to New York, ever so briefly, before traveling again throughout the USA and into Canada for bead shows, trunk shows and lectures about the importance of fair trade. It was an exhilarating, nomadic lifestyle, as homeschooling became travelschooling, the planet became small and familiar, and the family of my heart now spans the entire globe!